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Trondheim Kunstmuseum Seeks Director

Museene i Sør-Trøndelag, MiST, requires a new Director for Trondheim Kunstmuseum. This is a six-year fixed-term vacancy, with the possibility of extension. The Director is responsible for leading strategic and operational duties at the museum.

Trondheim Kunstmuseum © Trondheim kunstmuseum.
Trondheim Kunstmuseum © Trondheim kunstmuseum.
Trondheim Kunstmuseum owns Norway’s third largest public art collection, divided over two venues in central Trondheim. TKM Bispegata has a main focus on the collections and contemporary art, whereas TKM Gråmølna is dedicated to showing contemporary art and the art works gifted by Bleken and Sitter. Trondheim Kunstmuseum is an active museum, producing several exhibitions every year, with accompanying events. There are currently 15.5 FTEs at the museum.

Trondheim Kunstmuseum is part of Museene i Sør-Trøndelag (MiST), a large organisation with potential for further development. The Director at Trondheim Kunstmuseum is a board member at MiST, along with the Administrative Director and the Directors from the other eight MiST museums.

Essential requirements:
–Minimum MA in History of Art or Fine Arts
–Formal leadership training or relevant experience
–Good language skills
–Previous museum experience

The Director at Trondheim Kunstmuseum leads the committed and competent staff, and reports to the Administrative Director of MiST. The Director must display a high level of involvement and convey a clear direction for the museum, contributing to make the museum a functional and leading organisation in its field.

Trondheim Kunstmuseum is to be developed as an educational hub, offering research resources and active learning programmes. The Director must demonstrate excellent collaboration skills with staff, the MiST board, and external collaborative partners. The Director must include, motivate and inspire his/her employees, and must have the ability to delegate work in order to utilise staff competency productively and ensure a positive work environment.

The successful candidate will have a solid background in the arts, an ability to see projects through to completion, and to make bold decisions on behalf of Trondheim Kunstmuseum.

For further information, contact Administrative Director Suzette Paasche, on T +47 995 86 330 or [email protected].

Closing date for receipt of applications is 10 January 2014.